Friday, June 15, 2012
A little over a week ago, I talked about having a product idea that I was hoping I could sell.
The product is a hooded baby towel. I got one of these as a gift when my daughter was born (11 years ago -- I am getting old). When I tried it out, it was awesome compared to most of the thin hooded towels I had bought or been given. I tried finding it in every store and finally asked my friend where she got it. She told me she made it. So I examined how it was done, and have been making them for friends ever since.
Last weekend I made a couple of them. My bf's buddy and his girlfriend just had a little boy, so the blue one below is for them. The peach coloured one is an extra I made.
I'm wondering if there's a market for this type of thing, and if so, how much people would be willing to pay for them. Sparkers, if you have any feedback about this, I'd love to hear it. I think people would be willing to buy them, but the question is can I sell them for more than it costs to make them.
It's a little difficult to tell from the pictures because the towel is not on a baby. But when you put the hood on the baby's head, the corners poke up almost like cute little ears, and the towel is large enough to completely wrap the baby. This was especially good for my daughter who was on the small side and always cold. The towels are big enough that they can be used until the kids are toddlers. I'll try to find a picture of one of my kids wearing one and post it (or borrow a baby to take some pictures).